Too much protein?

My apologies if this is out there already; I searched for protein and didn't find anything applicable.

My curls were falling flat way too easily so I tried Curl Junkie Repair Me. My curls mostly came back after the first try but I had mixed in some regular tresseme conditioner. I used just the CJ repair me last night and now I can't scrunch out the crunch. My hair looks wet. Just deep condition to reverse or is there more to it? I imagine I over-proteined!:/


  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    So am I understanding correctly that you did the protein treatments close together? Sounds like it could be overloaded, either from doing them too close together or maybe it was too strong for you because you didn't mix it the second time. I'd lay off the protein for a while and do a deep conditioner, and just give it time I think. Time and conditioner! Lol.
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • WavycatWavycat Posts: 325Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    It does sound like too much protein. My gets drier and my hair feels fake to me when I over do it or use a protein my hair doesn't like. When it happens I put my heaviest conditioner in and just leave most of it in and I'll pin it up. One time it took 3-4 days to come back. I didn't have any deep conditioner so I'm not sure if that would speed things up or not.
    SE PA
    2C/3A med, med density,med elasticity, high porosity color-treated
    No Poo: various VO5s testing Gliss Volumizing (keratin) for summer
    Citric acid rinse or vinegar
    RO: SM Honey Mask with agave
    Conditioner only styling with water, water and more water, or jojoba + SM Superfruit
    Styler: KCCC or Ecostyler Olive Oil occasionally
    Love most oils but can't use CO in winter
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    Thank you, both! My mind is at ease-I'm just a deep conditioner (or two) away from reversing my over-zealous use of protein!:)

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